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Franklin University Announces New Expanded Education Partnership Program with the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University of Ohio is pleased to announce the expansion of its Education Partnership with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) to now include the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety (DPS) and  their spouses, as well as IMPD Leadership Academy students and alumni.  Through this new partnership, members of DPS have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals through an agreement that provides tuition benefits for employees taking classes through Franklin University.  Partnerships such as this, help DPS offer educational options for its members to further their self-development as well as allow the department to continue its commitment to continuous improvement and excellence.

Franklin originally entered into an Educational Partnership with the IMPD last July.  Working with members of IMPD who have enrolled in Franklin’s master’s degree programs, as well as through sponsorships of events such as the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy Alumni Association (IMPDLAAA), Franklin has developed a relationship with and appreciation for the expertise that currently exists within IMPD.  Through this partnership Franklin can help the leadership of DPS provide access to cost effective, high quality degree pathways for the members and spouses of DPS who want to further their education and professional development goals.

“The Department of Public Safety is very appreciative of this expanded partnership with Franklin University,” said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs. “This allows our employees and their spouses the opportunity to further develop as professionals, which can benefit the Indianapolis citizens they serve today and also help them as they take their careers into the future.”  

Marnie Glanner, Executive Director of Franklin University’s Indianapolis location welcomes the members of DPS to the list of companies and organizations involved in Franklin’s partnership program. “By taking advantage of this opportunity to partner with Franklin, the leadership of DPS has demonstrated a commitment to educational development and well-being,” said Glanner. “The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety is dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards while serving the community.”

Quickly gaining attention across the Indianapolis area, the initiative is recognized as an opportunity for employers dedicated to the professional development of their employees.  The Program empowers employers to provide a high-quality, high-value education option to their employees at no cost to the organization while building employee confidence, morale, and employee credentials.  with more than 110 years of experience supporting the needs of busy, working adults, Franklin offers an alternative path to traditional college.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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